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Title (as Director of Photography)


Director Prod. company
The Kings Choice   (feature film, 2. world war drama)  release autumn 2016 Erik Poppe Paradox
The Wave  (disaster movie)  release spring 2015 Roar Uthaug Fantefilm
The Heavy Water War  (6 ep. mini series. 2. world war drama) release winter 2014 Per Olav Sørensen FilmKameratene
1001 Grams  (drama) release autumn 2014 Bent Hamer Bul-Bul Fim
A Thousand Times Goodnight (drama)  jury’s Special Grand Prix and the Founder´s Award in Montreal Erik Poppe Paradox
Escape / Flukt (action adventure)  Roar Uthaug Fantefilm
Stella Days Thaddeus O´ Sullivan Newgrange pictures
The Half Brother /Halvbroren (mini series)  Per O Sørensen Monster Film
People in the sun / Mennesker i Solen  Per O.Sørensen Maipo
Home for Christmas Bent Hamer Bul-Bul Film
The Honney trap / honningfellen (mini series) Per O. Sørensen  Nordisk Film 
Troubled Water/psychological Thriller.Winner of Hamtons Inter.filmfest. Audience award and Golden Starfish Erik Poppe Paradox
O Horten Official Selection Cannes Winner of Amanda, nom. Europ. FilmAward,  best director Flanders Bent Hamer Bul Bul Film
Greatest of all / Størst av alt (mini series) Erik Skjoldbjerg NRK
The bothersome man Official Selection Cannes Winner of  Amanda, ACID at Cannes Filmfestival, Maverick Spirit at Cinequest San Jose,Edda Award, International Fantasy Film Award, Gradn Prize, Intern. Critics, SCI FI, Youth Jury at Gérardmer. Filmfestival Jens Lien Tordenfilm
Slangebæreren (mini series)  Martin Asphaug  Nordisk Film
Factotum /USA.Official Selection Cannes. Nominated for Amanda, Won Golden Swan at Copenhagen Int. Filmfest., SDFC Aeard at San Diego Film Critics, Nominated, Golden Spike  Valladolid Int. Film.festival.  Bent Hamer  Stark/Bul-Bul
The color of Milk / Ikke Naken /romantic comedy.Nominated, Golden Poznan Goeat, Amanda, Won Crystal Bear, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerkat Berlin International Filmfestival Torun Lian Painswick film
One Love /romantic. Comedy, Jamaica Don Letts/RickElgood Nick Powel /Scala/Exposed
Last witness /Thriller, Sweden. Harald Hamrell Filmlance Int.
Dragon Fly /3xCharacter -thriller,Official Selection Berlin. Kodak Nordic Vision Award. Nominated Amanda, Winner of New Directors award at Flanders Int. Filmfest.NDR and Edinburgh Int. Filmfest, Promotion Prize at Lübeck Nordic. Official Selection Berlin. Marius Holst Four and A half
Odd Little Man / Da jeg traff Jesus/Epic-Family.Nominated Grand Jury Prize AFI Fest Stein Leikanger Nordic Screen
In bed with Santa /Tomten/ dark-comedy, Swedenwon Guldbaggen, Best Actress Kjell Sundvall Filmlance Int. AB
Scphaaa  /Teen-age thrillerNominated Amanda, winner of Audience,  the Silver Camera and the  Student Jury Award  at Brothers Manaki Int. Film fest., Directors Week Award, Directors Week special Jury award at Fantasporto. Erik Poppe Bul-Bul film
Mannen med ikonerna  / Thriller, Sweden, Pelle Seth Filmlance Int. AB
Beck /Thriller, Sweden. Pelle Seth Filmlance Int. AB
Onkel Oskar  /Children)Evald Evald Otterstad WilthagenProd.
Pust på meg” /Drama Marius Holst Norsk Film as
Fredrikssons Fabrikk /Comedy Bo Hermansson Teamfilm

List of Awards:

Kosmorama film festival “Kanonprisen” 2014 award for 1001 grams
The Amanda Stautuette 2013, Best Cinematography for A Thousand Times Good Night
 The Norwegian Film Critics´association award 2013, A special award for the Cinematography,  A Thousand Times Good Night
“the golden clapperboard”. Dedicated film technicians in Norway.
1. Prize, Director of Photography, The Bothersome man”, (Kosmorama, Trondheim Intern. Filmfest)
Special price, the visual universe of  “The Bothersome man” , (Kosmorama, Trondheim Intern. Filmfest)
“the cameraman of the year” ( Norway).
The Kodak Camera Award, Hamton Film festival , New York
The Aamot statuette. Dedicated people in front or behind the camera. 16 years since the price have been given to a DP.
Kodak Nordic Vision Award for «Øyenstikker (Dragonfly)» at the Gothenburg Film festival.
The Silver camera Award, Camera 300 for «Schpaaa», at the International Film Camera festival in Bitola, (Macedonia)
The Audience-award, Jury of the Faculty of Drama, television and film Arts. (Macedonia)
“Guldklappan”, a special photo prize. (Sweden)
“the cameraman of the year” (Norway).
Emmy Award, Best Cinematpography «16 days of glory» (USA)

PRESSCLIPPINGS; 33, + 6x radio 4x TV. Among them:

12 pages Article in American Cinematographer magazine September 2014. John Chr´s work on A Thousand Times Good Night
Interview in ARRI NEWS
Product endorsement /interview, Cinevation Film recorder (35mm Cinema commercial)
TV Documentary about John Chr. Rosenlund for TV West – Norway
Article in American Cinematographer magazine / USA, regarding Factotum
Article in Screen magazine / USA, regarding Factotum
portrait of John Chr. Rosenlund, AVM media Nordic Countries
“Being in Control”, Interview in Film And Video magazine (US)
“Hot shots add sparkle to Dragonfly”/ In Camera/ International Kodak magazine
“John Chr. Rosenlund, Name of the year”. In Afteposten, (biggest and  leading newspaper in Norway)
1/2 Hour interview in the national TV of Macedonia.


– has been working with feature film for 25 Years, photographed 25 features, several mini series drama for TV and some 700-800 commercials.

John has received the Amanda statuett, The Norwegian Film Critics´association award, the “the golden clapperboard”, two times won the Kodak Camera man of the year and “The Aamot Statuette”. (one of the highest ranking awards in the film industry, Norway). Two times winner of the Kosmorama film festival “Kanonprisen” award , selected by Industry Colleagues.

In 2000 he photographed “Dragon Fly”, the first Super-16 film to Digital scope 2K-resolution feature ever made. He won the Nordic Kodak Vision Camera award for this movie.

Initiator of and a central role in Softlights, the first and only both digital Wi-Fi and DMX controlled Tube light system in the world.
Softlights is used world wide on Features like the Cannes winner “Blue is the warmest Color” , TV shows, arcitecural project and fashion like Dior og Kenzo, Issey and Miyake.

Initiator of Remotion, a digital controlled remote film camera head with the first pan-bar operated system ever made. (later on, the system have been copied and is now a world standard system for remote control of film/video – camera)

Initiator of Drylab, now Storyline Studios, the first Digital Intermediate /DI (Digital lab) based on real-time 2K workflow based on the world first Arriscan.

Initiator of Dfilm, the first complete workflow for digital film production in Norway, based on the 4K RED1 camera. Dfilm include a lab on wheel with calibrated HD projector, color-grading, back up, graded dailies with sound

Initiator of Drylab R&D. Since 2004, developing software for back up verification, OnSet colorgrading, metadata collection, encoding, uploading and a Camera assistant software for metadata collection.

Initiator of BlackBox. High resolution and presice Realtime registration / definition of XYZ – High precision definition of where camera is located in 3D space, related to frames per second and TC.
2007-10 been co-vice president of IMAGO technical committee.

2010-14, Member of the IMAGO technical committee.

He has experience from shooting in extreme cold artic climate and hot tropic environment.